A Little Break

Sorry for all the quiet around here, especially after such an exciting spring at The Late Age of Print blog.  I’ve been under the weather for the last week, and the fog that is/was my head kept me from writing anything intelligible.

Anyway, I’m on the mend and writing to let you know that I’m going to take a short break — probably for a couple of weeks.  I’m in the midst of composing the preface to the paperback edition of The Late Age of Print, but since I was ill I’ve fallen behind in my writing.  FYI, the paperback should be released sometime early next year, and the preface will elaborate on some issues I’ve been developing here over the last year.  Mostly it will focus on e-books  and the future of reading.

Apropos of the theme, I thought I’d leave you with this great Radio Shack ad from 1986, which I discovered yesterday on BoingBoing.

Talk about taking the idea of an e-book literally!  I love it — plus the nerdy little kid kinda reminds me of someone who was about the same age in 1986, wore glasses, and was a little too into computers…

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